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Soccer team gets the 2014-15 year in WSU sports started

The first intercollegiate competition of the 2014-15 school year was played on Friday night under the newly installed lights of the Lower Soccer Field. WSU came away with a decisive 3-0 victory over TCU in a game of a few notable firsts.

Claire Gurveen
Claire Gurveen
WSU Athletic Communications

The WSU soccer team kicked off their season on Friday evening with a 3-0 win over TCU in a match that was postponed for over two hours after a cold front swept through the Palouse producing heavy rains and lightning. The delayed start meant that the game was played under the brand new lights that were installed around the Lower Soccer Field over the summer. The game also had another historical note to it as it was the first win for new head coach Steve Nugent who came to WSU during the offseason after Keidane McAlpine left for USC.

The first goal of the evening came in the 28th minute when Kailiana Johnson scored on a penalty kick. The Cougs would notch another goal before the end of the first half when Mesa Owsley headed in a corner kick from Kara Wegner to go up 2-0. The final goal came from Jocelyn Jeffers in the 79th minute to put the game out of reach.

The Cougs will travel to Provo, Utah to play BYU on Monday. Their next home game will be on August 31st against Montana.

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